You’re on holiday, right? That makes you entitled to the odd meal out, no? But what if you’re looking for a breakfast in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria? Don’t just go anywhere, guys. Here are our top recommendations. It’s the most important meal of the day, don’t forget.
1.) Croissantería Hermanos Rogelio
The Grupo Hermanos Rogelio have a number of establishments dotted across the Gran Canaria capital for you to breakfast at. But their Croissanteria is their specialist desayuno venue.
Canarians tend to breakfast light. The exception to that is the churro, a sturdy doughnut which is dunked into mugs of warm rather than hot chocolate. You can order them here, along with, yes, croissants.
Sandwiches are another popular breakfast choice. Vegetarians will be pleased to hear the Croissantería Hermanos Rogelio’s sandwich vegetal contains no tuna whatsoever. Which can’t be said about so many other places.
This Alcaravaneras eatery also prides itself on its fresh-fruit juices. These are prepared while you wait. For something different from the normal OJ, how about trying zumo de tunos (cactus-fruit juice).
Address: Calle Valencia 3, 35006
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 7:30am-12:00pm and 5:00pm-10:30pm
Telephone: 928 248 173
2.) La Oliva Restaurante
This La Puntilla establishment does offer inside tables. But try and secure one outside if you can. From which you can enjoy views over arguably Spain’s most impressive urban beach, Las Canteras which stretches 2.8km to the west from its starting point in front of your eyes.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria was the original resort on Gran Canaria but noawadays the likes of Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, and Puerto Rico further south attract more tourists. So, it’s a struggle to find an English breakfast in the capital. Unless you go to La Oliva that is. Here’ll you be able to prepare for the day ahead for a full English which, of course, contains baked beans. There are different versions available however, including one for veggies.
There’s even entertainment available as this is a popular spot for street buskers. Or you can indulge in a spot of people-watching instead. As you survey the stream of punters making their way along the Paseo de las Canteras, the capital’s lively promenade.
Address: Calle Prudencia Morales 15-19, 35009
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday from 8:30am-12:30am and Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30am-1:30am
Telephone: 928 469 757
3.) El apartamento
Avenida Mesa y López is one of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s main shopping streets, second only to the more southerly Calle Mayor de Triana. At its most easterly section, you’ll find this classy café. Where slates are preferred to plates, for this is where the capital’s beautiful people choose to breakfast at.
The team behind El apartamento are music lovers. Something you’ll appreciate when you hear the expertly-selected background music. Breakfasts are substantial without leaving you feeling bloated, including anything from perfectly-poached eggs on toast to a slice of home-made cake.
Address: Avenida Mesa y López 1, 35006
Opening hours: Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30am-8:00pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am-11:30pm, Fridays from 8:30am-2:00pm, Saturdays from 10:00am-2:00pm, and Sundays from 10:00am-8:00pm
Telephone: 828 014 331
4.) Brick Café
Providing the foundations for a perfect start to day is Triana’s Brick Café. Located in downtown Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s warren of pedestrianized streets, it’s a popular destination for the capital’s brunch bunch too. If the hustle and bustle of Canarians going about their daily business doesn’t serve as a wake-up call, the coffee surely will.
This is central LP and Brick Café’s enviable location would normally drive the prices up. But the fact the menu items aren’t inflated in cost is a big fat tick for the owners. Along with their staff’s friendly service.
Address: Calle Perdomo 9, 35002
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 6:00am-8:00pm and Saturdays from 8:00am-4:00pm
Telephone: 928 384 238
5.) Dara Feeling Food
Another Triana entry, Dara Feeling Food is an excellent place to break your fast. Go green with a healthy brekkie at this ecological eatery. Luckily for your tastebuds, the fare’s as delicious as it is nutritious.
As well as the restaurant, there’s a shop to stock up on goodies. Owner Dara Bello O’Shanahan’s commited to recycling. She also maximizes her workspace to include pots of fragrant herbs and colourful vegetables which you’ll find growing here, there, and everywhere at Dara Feeling Food.
Address: Calle General Bravo 36, 35002
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 928 585 658
So, where will you head to for breakfast on Las Palmas de Gran Canaria? Which one of our suggestions whets your appetite most? Whichever one you choose, you certainly won’t leave feeling hungry. Take that as our guarantee.